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Free gardening plots available to veterans

It may be almost winter, but the Resource Recovery and Energy Division of the Will County Land Use Department is thinking spring. Applications for free 10-foot by 10-foot plots at the Joliet Park District’s organic community garden at 3200 McDonough ...

Bicentennial Park #GivingTuesday

Sit back and relax after Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday! On #GivingTuesday, November 29, this is your chance to give back to your community in the easiest way possible. Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park and Theatre is joining ...

“Bears! Beers! BBQ! Bands! And Bags!”

Football fans – this event is a touch down for you!! Sunday, September 11 Joliet’s Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park invites you to the “Bears! Beers! BBQ! Bands! And Bags!” extravaganza! Bring the family starting at 10:00 a.m., to stake your ...

Jackie Wilson story

Jackie Taylor's masterpiece -The Jackie Wilson Story, returns to the Black Ensemble Theater stage. This is a story of one of the all-time great entertainers known as "Mr. Excitement." He was a master showman with a four-octave range voice.

Chicago Air and Water Show with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds

The United States Air Force Thunderbirds, headliners of the 2016 Chicago Air and Water Show, have selected as Chicago’s “Hometown Hero” Sgt. Ernest Spradley. The 15-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department will take the ride of a lifetime with ...

Rooftop Summer Music Series

Joliet Area Historical Museum's Summer music series

Rialto hosting classic movie series through December

Six classic movies will be shown at the Rialto Square Theatre starting on July 24 with the Wizard of Oz. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 8th starting at 9 a.m. The Rialto in continuing its 90th Anniversary celebration with ...

World Premiere of Broadway Bound The Spongbob Squarepants Musical

Spongebob Squarepants was created by marine biologist and animator Stephen Hillenburg out of an unpublished educational comic book. It premiered on Nickelodeon in 1999. Seventeen years, two movies, two Emmys and 12 Kid's Choice Awards and $18 billion dollars in ...

Goodman Theatre The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window

A rare theatrical and literary treasure is on display now through June 5 at Goodman Theatre Chicago. Lorraine Hansberry's seldom-produced final tome, The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window, is on stage in a stellar production directed by Obie Award winning ...

TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL 2016 APRIL 13-24

The Tribeca Film Festival is now in its 15th year and just has the festival has grown to become one of the world's premiere festivals, its also become one of the most programmatically diverse. Besides a roster of indie films, ...

City of Joliet holding big tulip tree contest

The City of Joliet’s Tree Advisory Board is again sponsoring a “BIG TREE CONTEST” as part of its 2016 Arbor Day Celebration. This year’s goal is to identify the largest tulip tree within Joliet’s city limits. Also known as tulip ...

Nakon, a rare Ghanian feature film, makes its North American debut March 17-18 in NYC

NEW YORK--NAKOM is a beautifully filmed, sensitive portrait of a Ghanaian medical student, Iddrisu (Jacob Ayanaba) who is suddenly called to return to his family's remote African farming village from his studies in the capital city of Accra , when ...

Joliet Polar Plungers to Jump into Leisure Lake Resort

Be a fan of brrr-avery! Support Special Olympics athletes by jumping into the waters of Leisure Lake Resort on Saturday, March 19. The funds raised from the Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge® will benefit Special Olympics athletes with intellectual ...

Kam's Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun

Chi-Raq (R for nudity, profanity, sexuality, violence and drug use) Nick Cannon plays the title character in this Spike Lee "Joint" loosely based on Aristophanes' play Lysistrata. Present-day variation on the theme is set in Chicago where females from the ...

Ny Philharmonic with Rachmaninoff and Lisa Batiashvili on Violin

NEW YORK--The sympatico between New York-born guest conductor David Zinman and Georgian-born Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-In-Residence Lisa Batiashvili could not have been more palpable in their peformance of Samuel Barber's Concerto for Violin and Orchestra. Zinman's assuring tempo ...